Suicide Prevention Day at the Capitol

 

BREAK THE SILENCE - STAND UP FOR LIFE

 

  • One out of every TEN students seriously considered suicide in the last 12 months

  • One out of every TWENTY students HAS ATTEMPTED Suicide in the last 12 months.

  • For every ONE youth Suicide, there are up to 200 youth suicide attempts.

  • The youngest suicide loss in Georgia was 8 yrs. old, and we are seeing suicidal ideation as young as 5.

  • Suicide is the THIRD leading cause of death for ages 15-24 and SECOND leading cause of death for college students.

Each year the advocates attend the Community Action Training and Hiking the Hill with other Survivors, Family and Friends bringing the voice of our communities to the ears of our legislators, than ever before!  We have advocated for a number of important legislation including for school staff training and policy legislation, HB 198 the Jason Flatt Act Georgia which had been introduced to the house by Representative Katie Dempsey. 

 

The Advocates voices were heard!  The Jason Flatt Act Georgia passed in the House and in the Senate!  And HB198 went to the Governors office for signing on April 6, 2015.   

 

Creating political will is simple. All you have to do is voice your beliefs to people of influence. Even if you aren’t a public speaker, you can change the minds of others. When you voice your beliefs with passion, you persuade. Legislators are people just like us, with lives and families and interests like yours. They are doing a job for us, representing us, and so they need to know what we think and how we feel. Only we can tell them how their actions in the legislature can make a difference in real people’s lives.

Join Us

 

For 

Suicide Prevention Day at the Capitol

 

Contact us at spangeorgia@aol.com for information and details.

Attend the Town Hall Meeting and Hike the Hill with other Survivors,
Family and Friends bringing the voice of our communities to the ears of
our legislators!

  Advocacy is simple. All you have to do is voice your beliefs to people of influence. Even if you aren’t a public speaker, you can change the minds of others. When you voice your beliefs with passion, you persuade.

Legislators are people just like us, with lives and families and interests like yours. They are doing a job for us, representing us, and so they need to know what we think and how we feel. Only we can tell them how their actions in the legislature can make a difference in real people’s lives.


Won’t you share your story?

This year we have exciting news!  We have a special speakers, one who will give us an update on the roll out of the Jason Flatt Act, and how schools are stepping up to change the school climate and meet the needs of our teens.  

We will also have a Town Hall Meeting - So: 

 

BRING YOUR VOICES!!

This is a GEORGIA event and belongs to all constituents: survivors, those struggling, their families, those working in prevention, intervention and aftercare, and all others.  We are there to promote education and awareness of the crisis of suicide, not to promote a single organization, product or program.  This day is sponsored (paid for) by SPAN-GA collaborating with many wonderful, commited Georgia partner organizations.  Lunch, materials and supplies are provided to all advocates.

For more information on Suicide Prevention Day at the Capitol or to register, email us!

This is not a Crisis Line or Crisis Site.  If you have an emergency call 911 or the Georgia Crisis and Access Line at 1-800-715-4225

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